Secure Communications

BlackBerry ban for French cabinet

By Mark Solomons in Paris

Published: June 19 2007 20:08 | Last updated: June 19 2007 20:08

Members of the new French cabinet have been told to stop using their BlackBerries because of fears that the US could intercept state secrets.

The SGDN, which is responsible for national security, has banned the use of the personal data assistants by anyone in the president’s or prime minister’s offices on the basis of “a very real risk of interception” by third parties.

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July 2, 2007 - Posted by | eavesdrop, email, encryption, English, espionage, mobile, phone tap, privacy, security, spy, tap, technology, wireless, wiretap

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